This weekend, Portlanders are taking to the streets in celebration of yarn during the Rose City Yarn Crawl. Stitchers will spend 4-days traveling to and from the 10 participating local yarn shops where they will explore trunk shows, participate in special events, and buy lots and lots of yarn. And thanks to a heap of designers, they will also discover new things to knit. Not only did each shop release 1 or 2 new patterns specifically for the Crawl, but independent designers also released new patterns to celebrate. Since most of us can’t be in Portland this weekend, we’re dedicating our Cast On Friday to just a few of the new patterns making their debut, but you can take a peek at all the patterns in the Crawl’s A Walk In The Park pattern collection available on Ravelry. Now you can have a taste of the Rose City Yarn Crawl experience from afar.